Microsoft rebuffs Consumer Reports findings of Surface devices
Technology major Microsoft Corporation has rebuffed Consumer Reports findings on its popular Surface range of tablets and laptops. Consumer Reports recently removed its “recommended” badge from the whole array of Surface PCs of Microsoft, saying the hardware was less reliable than other computer brands.
In the newly released report, Consumer Reports stated that it conclusion was based on a survey of 90,000 laptop and tablet owners. In the survey, it found nearly 25 per cent of Surface users facing problems by the end of the 2nd year of ownership.
Surface chief Panos Panay said the company disagreed with Consumer Reports’ findings, and stressed that the company firmly stood behind the quality as well as reliability of the array of Surface devices.
Disagreeing with the findings, Panay said, “While we respect Consumer Reports, we disagree with their findings. In the Surface team we track quality constantly, using metrics that include failure and return rates …”
Panay also stressed that the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book ranked very high in customer contentment based on commissioned research from IPSOS, but that such arguments will likely be of no help to reverse Consumer Reports’ recommendation.
French authorities have charged eight people planning to attack far-right politicians. Among eight men charged by the police, three are minors.
Japanese voters will vote today to decide the next government in Japan after nearly five years of power in Shinzo Abe’s control.
European markets closed strong on Friday as technology and financial services stocks helped market sentiment. European stocks traded lower earlier during the week due to political crisis in Spain due to Catalonia referendum.
Domino's Pizza has acquired Hallo Pizza, the largest independent pizza chain in Germany. With acquisition of Hallo Pizza, Domino’s has become the largest pizza chain in Germany with more than 370 stores across the country.
The People’s Party (ÖVP) has won the parliamentary elections and 31-year-old leader Sebastian Kurz would be the youngest national leader in Europe. Kurz will be having a tough task of dealing with European leadership.
IBM is using blockchain for improving speed and security for cross-border transactions. The solution offered by IBM is focused on banking sector.